Decorate And Protect Your Table During Holiday Dinners


Decorative Christmad Trivet Runner.This beautiful Christmas Trivet Runner from Anna Stay will protect your table from hot or cold and look lovely too.

It is 40 inches long and 12 inches wide, so most serving bowls or platters will fit easily, and it will cover the middle of most tables.

It can handle up to 300 degrees heat and is insulated to protect your table. It will help keep the items hot longer too. Or cold if you place cold items on it. You can put both cold and hot items on it, but not too close to each other.

This one is made especially for Christmas. It has a lovely holiday design and is red.

Holiday design on the Anna Stay trivet runner.That is not going to prevent us from using it for Thanksgiving Dinner this year, as well as our Christmas Dinner. It can be used at any time if you don’t mind the decorations.

Some of my pots on the Anna Stay Trivet Runner.I actually got this for my Mom to use for our holiday dinners. She is the one who does most of the cooking still. She really likes it. It will replace a couple of trivets and some pot holders on the table. The table will look a lot better this year without all the mismatched items.

The table runner is easy to clean. Just wipe it with a soapy rag. Roll it up and store it in a drawer till you need it again.

I like it.

I received a free product to review.

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Tall Salt And Pepper Grinders


Tall Salt and Pepper grinders from Daily Kitchen.These Tall Salt and Pepper Grinders from Daily Kitchen are great for use in the kitchen.

I have some of my spices out on a lazy susan and having the salt and pepper stick up over the other stuff makes it easier to grab.

I like the looks of these too. Tall and pretty. The top is shiny. They are easy to hold.

Tall salt grinder in my hand.The grinder is ceramic and you can adjust it to real fine or coarse. These can be used to grind any other kinds of spices or herbs you need.

The top comes off easy and they are easy to fill and refill. I am very happy with them. I’m gonna give my other set to my cousin and keep these.

I received a free product to review.

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Brieftons QuickPull Food Chopper Review


Brieftons Tall QuickPull Food Chopper.I had fun with this Tall QuickPull Food Chopper from Brieftons. Pulling the handle and watching the onions swirl around is pretty neat.

Even if you have an electric chopper, this one would be good to have for those times when the power goes out. We were without electricity for 17 days once. Several areas of the US have been without electricity because of storms. It is nice to still be able to chop food easy, when your electric stuff doesn’t work.

If you are one of those folks that likes to go off into the woods for weeks, then you will like this too. It isn’t heavy, you can carry other things inside it, and it can chop most foods.

It not only chops it mixes. You can put your eggs in there for omelets and pull a few times. You end up with nice fluffy eggs. The mixer will work with any relatively thin items.

And it comes with a lid so if you are making something that doesn’t get used immediately, just put the lid on and store till needed.

Chopped onion and garlic.

I chopped up my garlic and onion mix for Stroganoff in this. Planning to us it for my bell pepper and onion that goes in meat loaf too.

I pulled the cord a few times and ended up with really fine onion. It would make great relish. I like this food chopper!

I received a free product to review.

Keep Your Leftovers Safely


Freshkeeper set from Frigidaire.This set of 15 food storage containers and lids will help you keep your leftovers sealed up and safe to eat.

There are several different sizes so you will most likely find one to fit any amount of leftovers.

The lids seal easy and keep the food fresh.

Some of my freshkeeper storage containers.I’m using the smaller ones for keeping the rest of a tomato and the last of my grapes.

The bigger one has some brownies in it.

One size is perfect for holding sandwiches too, if you need to take a sandwich to the park or to work.

The plastic these are made of is relatively thin and flexible, but it will not stand up to being dropped off a roof. Just saying.

The plastic is BPA-free and non-toxic, and they can be used in the freezer, the microwave, and the dishwasher.

I received a free product to review.

 

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Been Looking For A No-Stick Pan


Finally got one! This big Saute and Fry Pan from WaxonWare is really wonderful.

Big pan from WaxonWare.It holds 4.5 quarts of whatever you want to cook. I have not used it to full capacity yet. I’m planning to use it for making chicken dumplings soon. I don’t need to cook enough for a horde so it should be more than big enough.

Frying potatoes in the WaxonWare pan.

 

I have used this pan for frying potatoes twice. And made Stroganoff in it once.

Making Stroganoff in the WaxonWare pan.

I have also made our breakfast gravy in it.

Nothing has stuck to this pan so far. Not even the least little bit.

I’m gonna use it for frying pork chops next time I do that. I expect it to work wonderfully well.

The bottom of the pan is really nice. Supposed to distribute heat evenly and it seems to do a good job of that.

Bottom of WaxonWare pan.You can use this pan on any cooking surface including induction stoves. It can be washed in the dishwasher but they recommend you wash it by hand to make it last longer.

It washes really easy. You can pretty much just wipe it out if you are gonna use again immediately. I did that once. No scrubbing needed at all. So far anyway.

The glass lid has a silicone rim and an opening so you can pour liquid out. I love the lid!

It is PTFE, PFOA, and APEO Free.

It comes with a 30 day money back guarantee and a 3 year limited warranty.

This has become my go-to pan for anything that might stick. I really needed a good no stick pan. I love this one!

If you need a good pan, try one of these. They do have different sizes and types as well if you don’t want one this big. Check out their website.

They can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

I received a free product to review.

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Making Iced Cappuccino At Home Saves Money

Making your own Iced Cappuccino at home can save you a lot of money. If you go to a coffee shop you are talking close to 5 bucks a pop, or more. That adds up to a whole lot of money. If you only get one a week that is still a minimum $20 a month.  Over a year that adds up a really nice pair of boots ($240).A box of Blender Boyz Iced Cappuccino Mix.

On the other hand, if you get some Blender Boyz Iced Cappuccino Mix and make your own drinks, you will only be spending about $1.25, which adds up to $5 a month, or $60 a year. Huge difference.

They sent me a box of each flavor to try. I’m not sure which one I like best because they are all good. I’m sort of leaning toward the Original, but the French Vanilla is really good, and I even liked the Caramel. My husband liked the Caramel the best.

Blender Boyz Iced Cappuccino Pouches.

These are really easy to make too. Just put a cup of ice in your blender, add a fourth of a cup of milk, and the pouch of cappuccino mix, and blend.

They are GOOD! I could get addicted easily. If I do at least it will be cheaper than a coffee shop.

You can order them online at target.com, amazon.ca, the Blender Boyz website, and several other locations.

The pouches of drink mix do not have to be refrigerated, and you can buy them in sets of 24 boxes of the same flavor, or combo packs that include all three flavors.

If you own a restaurant, diner, or café, you can buy in bulk for wholesale prices. Blender Boyz make it so easy to make drinks that any employee can do it.

Please follow Blender Boyz on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

 

I received a free product to review.

Want To Make Attractive Cheese Trays?


If you want to make attractive cheese trays, you will need a good cheese slicer. Preferably one that has a bit of a design to the cut.

Picture of the cheese and truffle slicer from #Chefsperience.This Cheese Slicer/Truffle Shaver from #Chefsperience is great for slicing cheese pretty.

It is adjustable so you can make the slices really thin or thick.  It takes a bit of practice to actually get the cheese to look nice.

Picture of the cheese and truffle slicer being used to slice cheese.The cheese does have a nice ridge design on it.

I have only used the slicer for cheese, so far.

If this had been in my kitchen a few weeks ago, it would have come in handy for shaving a huge chocolate rabbit, that my husband bought me. That thing was solid chocolate, and I had a hard time cutting pieces small enough to eat.

This is a very well made product. It feels nice and sturdy, and looks really pretty. It is easy to clean too.

You can of course use it to slice anything you want to. It is sharp enough it should slice just about any vegetable, though I have not yet tried that.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Have A Lot Of Broken Glasses In Your Past?


I do. I don’t even want to try to count how many I broke all by myself. I have had to replace several of the glass tumblers we use this past year.

That is one reason I really like this Plastic Tumbler Set from Scandinovia. They won’t break! Not without you stomping on them or running them over with the car.

Scandinovia tumbler.They are a small enough for kids to use at 8oz but also big enough for other people. They come in sets of four and are different colors.

Scandinovia Tumblers in the box.The colors are blue, yellow, pink, and green. There was one to match each bathroom, and my kitchen. So right now I’m using them in the bathrooms for rinsing after brushing.

The green matches my big bath and the yellow matches the guest bath. That leaves two for any grand-kids or guests who need an unbreakable glass.

Tumbler from Scandinovia.

I like that these do not really feel like plastic. They have some heft to them like regular glasses.

You can wash them in the dishwasher or by hand, and they stack easily.

These would be a great gift for anyone with kids, and they come in a really nice box.


I received a free or discounted product to review.

Do You Ever Hand Wash Dishes?


Bamboo Dish Drying Rack from LakeHouse.If you hand dry dishes, you will like this 2-Tier Bamboo Dish Drying Rack from Lake House Products. Especially if you are short on counter space.

I have quite a lot of counter space these days but I still like this rack, because no matter how much space you have, it never seems to be enough.

This drying rack would have been really handy back when I lived in that tiny little trailer with almost no counter space in the kitchen at all.

The top holds my plates easily and it can also hold the lids off the serving bowls and fry pans.

Bamboo Drying Rack with my dishes on it.

The bottom holds the small glasses and cups.

When you don’t need it you can fold it up and stick it behind a door or under the sink. I really like that. After all there is no reason to have it out unless you are actually washing dishes.

I’m thinking of using one of these racks as a cabinet organizer too. For all my lids, that tend to end up in a pile in the cabinet.

I also like that this rack is made of bamboo. Bamboo grows fast and is renewable. The wood looks really pretty as well.

I received a free product to review.

Don’t Waste Your Kitchen Scraps

Stainless Steel Kitchen Compost Bin.Get one of these Stainless Steel Kitchen Compost Bins and save all your scraps for the garden. If you don’t garden yourself, one of your family members, or neighbors probably does.

They would probably be happy to bring you some of their extra produce in exchange for some compost.

This is also great for folks who raise chickens. I feed most of my scraps to the flock. What they don’t eat is left to decompose, and what they do eat, turns into chicken poop, which also makes good fertilizer.

This bin has a charcoal filter in the lid so you won’t have to worry about the scraps starting to smell before you can get rid of them either.

And it looks really nice. Sort of like a small trash can. It will fit under a cabinet, under the sink, or on the counter.

The compost bin on my counter.

It is really easy to clean too. I just rinse it most of the time, and give it a complete clean every few days.

It holds enough (1.2 Gallons) that you don’t have to worry about it filling up for a few days,  unless you are cooking for a horde, or preparing a month ahead, or so.

I am really happy with the one I have. It is getting a lot of use.

I received a free product to review.

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